Child & Family

Obesity at Home: How Parental Employment Can Negatively Impact Family Nutrition

The impact of working parents is linked to an increased risk of childhood obesity.

Cause or Effect : The Relationship Between Academic Achievement and Delinquency in America

Is it possible that delinquency can be both a cause and a consequence of weakened social bonds and low academic achievement?

What Do Kids Do on Saturdays? Insight into How Race and Income Impact Children’s Leisure Time

A study examines the ties between income, race, and children’s after school activities in Phoenix, Arizona.

How Do Early Social Interactions Shape a Woman’s Labor Supply?

Researchers examine how early social interaction shapes the gender identity of women and influences their choice of work hours.

Is the Child Labor Ban in India Causing Trouble?

India’s Child Labor Act of 1986 proves to have backfired on itself with increased child labor and diminished household welfare.

School’s Out for Summer: Disadvantages of the Year-Round School Calendar on Maternal Employment

A recent study finds that year-round elementary school calendars negatively impact maternal employment because it is more difficult for parents to secure child care.

Editor’s Note: Changing How We Talk About Entitlement Programs

This is an editor's summary of the five articles below, comprising a special series on the intersection of entitlements and child and family policy.

Growth of Extreme Poverty in the US: Is Welfare Reform Largely to Blame?

New research estimates the growth of families living in extreme poverty from 1996 to 2011 is 159 percent, and the authors argue that welfare reform is largely to blame.

Unintended Consequences: How Child Support Programs Discourage Employment for Low-Income Families

Low-income fathers with debt are more likely to reduce labor hours and child support payments.

Left Out: Women’s Life Changes Put Their Access to Health Insurance at Risk

Instability in low-income women’s life events corresponds to an increased reliance on public health insurance systems.

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